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outreach

by Cheryl Senn


According to Pastor William D. Sanchez of the Faith Family Worship Center Apostolic Church (FFWCAC) in Sanger, more than 650 people were served a free meal, were registered and given free school supplies, and had their name put in a prize drawing for free bicycles, during their second annual Back to School Community Outreach event.

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H.O.P.E. Sanger

IN THE May 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andHelping Hands,
andMinistry Musings
SECTIONS

by Doris Knowlton



H.O.P.E. Sanger formed six months ago when a small group bonded together to give hot nourishing meals to those in need. Julie Mendoza is the leader of this successful organization and she loves every minute of the fast pace and heavy workload. H.O.P.E. Sanger is made up of about 25-people which includes pastors from 11-local churches.

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by Justin Kamimoto



If you have ever been to Downtown Fresno, and explored the outskirts near the new federal courthouse, you are bound to have seen the buzz about the Downtown Community Arts Collective (DCAC).

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by Tom Sims



If you ask the Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley to describe Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM), prepare to hear stories. For Stanley, it is the story that makes the ministry, the story of short term assignment that became a life time labor of love, stories of the aspirations of new Americans, stories of hopes and dreams, and stories of the struggle to adjust to a new culture, language, and land.

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by Diana Bulls



Less than 30 minutes drive from Reedley, in the little mountain community of Squaw Valley, sits Mountain Valley Community Church (MVCC) under the interim leadership of Pastor Chris Lewis. A core group of members in this country congregation have taken on the mission of making life easier for men and women in the Armed Forces. They have never turned away any military person someone wanted added to the ministry.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell



Things really are meant to be… even rain during a two day outdoor film shoot! The Hopes and Dreams Project’s first film, How to Build a Better Fastball, was touted as a professional production by those involved and those observing, and we are very proud of this; the detailed planning allowed this to happen.

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by Christine Autrand Mitchell




It’s strange how things happen, but it seems that sometimes they’re just meant to be. Through a friend I was approached in early December to produce a series of short films through a non-profit outreach program called Hopes and Dreams Project.

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Animal Compassion Team of California

IN THE January 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andContributors,
andHelping Hands,
andJoyce Brandon,
andPets
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by Joyce Brandon



Animal Compassion Team of California (ACT) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in August of 2009. ACT fulfills the vision of several good friends who were both volunteers and employees of the Central California SPCA.

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by Billiann Robertson



In this day and age, Christian outreach is a difficult thing to accomplish. At Reedley High School, students prove that they can overcome this difficulty and provide a Christian outlet for students on their campus.

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by Rodney Cisneros



Recently the Reedley Downtown Association (RDA) asked their membership, as well as individuals, to consider sponsoring a teen parent and their family through Community Youth Ministry’s (CYM) teen parent program this Christmas.

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Alternative Gift Giving This Holiday Season

IN THE December 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andCommunity,
andHelping Hands
SECTIONS

by Brandi Nuse-Villegas



As we go about our Christmas shopping this year, why not do something different? Instead of just shopping for the best deal, spend your money on items that will not only delight the recipient, but also help those in need in our world.

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by James Garcia Jr.



An amazing and multitalented artist has devoted his life to bringing change to the hearts of the California Central Valley and well beyond. His name is Rick Alonzo, and he has been incorporating his talents of painting, martial arts and gymnastic skills to preach the gospel of Christ as well as hope, love and racial reconciliation to places such as schools, inner cities, juvenile halls and Christian crusades since 1992.

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by Brandi Nuse-Villegas



Not long ago, Danielle, was homeless. She had returned to Dinuba in her desire to be closer to her two sons, who lived with their father. “I had previously been in a battle with both alcoholism and personal issues. My life had seemed hopeless, but I found hope in Jesus Christ. So, I put my life in His hands.”

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by Diana Bulls



In just a few short weeks, the doors of an unassuming house in Dinuba will open to an innovative program that hopes to create healthy lives in partnership with God. The Dawnings Pregnancy Resource Center is described as a different type of agency—one that deals with unexpected pregnancy in a unique way.

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